The houses line the beach promenade there, making you feel as if you landed on a movie set or in candy land. Via.
What do you think? Sure works for a beach town like Costa Nova! Via Art.com.
The houses were originally fisherman's shacks, and when bathing in the sea became fashionable towards the end of the 19th century, the local fishermen began to rent out their "palheiros" in the summer season. They were painted in bright stripes to contrast the sand, inspired by the multicolored "moliceiros", flat bottom boats that are used to harvest seaweed.
The colorful striped beach houses have become a beloved symbol of the town. Photos via
And I bet, they keep everyone happy on a cloudy day! Via Flickr.
Happy weekend everyone!